Emmy awards tonight: 2014 host, schedule, TV channel, live start time

The 2014 Emmy Awards are taking place tonight, honoring the top prime time television shows, actors, and behind the scenes crew of the year. The Emmys are taking the unusual step of airing on a weeknight. The host is a rising star at the TV network on which the awards show airs, and the nominations this year are heavily stacked in favor of popular shows like Game Of Thrones and Fargo and will feature a tribute to the late Robin Williams from his friend Billy Crystal, among other headlining moments.

Game of Thrones has nineteen nominations heading into tonight’s Emmy Awards, while Fargo has eighteen nominations of its own. But tonight is also the final opportunity for voters to honor Bryan Cranston and Breaking Bad, which wrapped up with its series finale this season. Modern Family will also be attempting to tie a record with yet another Best Comedy win tonight. Cranston, Halle Berry, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Julia Roberts, Kerry Washington.

Seth Meyers graduated from being the host of SNL Weekend Update to taking over as host of Late Night, and how he’s being tapped as host again, this time for tonight’s Emmys, which will give Meyers his widest audience yet – and he’ll be hoping for a warmer Emmys reception than when the guy who once hosted his TV show, David Letterman, hosted the Oscars.

Tonight’s Emmy Awards have a start time schedule of 8:00pm eastern time and airs live on TV channel NBC. The night is scheduled to end at 11:00pm, but awards shows tend to run long, so set your DVRs accordingly.